Provides tools to enable teachers to improve their own motivation, and thereby that of their students. A new approach to motivation, focusing on the concept of ´vision´. Drawing on visualisation research in sports, psychology and education, the authors describe powerful ways by which imagining future scenarios can promote motivation to learn a language. The book offers a rich selection of motivational strategies to help students ´see´ themselves as competent language users, to experience the value of knowing a foreign language and, ultimately, to invest effort into learning it. It also explores how to re-ignite language teacher enthusiasm, how to re-kindle it when it may be waning and how to guard it when it is under threat. Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Background knowledge; 3. Generating and enhancing vision in language learners; 4. Revitalising language teacher motivation; 5. Conclusion: visionary teaching, visionary learning.